L.A. practice Warren Garrett opens a Montreal atelier

New Yet Familiar Ground

For cofounder of boutique firm Warren Garrett Marie-Eve Warren, setting up a Montreal atelier earlier this year meant returning home to her native town. She and partner Jeremy Garrett established their interior architecture practice in Los Angeles in 2003. Espousing a refined and harmonious style, the duo made a name for themselves by completing a number of high-end residential projects for Hollywood stars and professional athletes.

With extensive travel experience and backgrounds in the creative environments of film, television, and fashion, they were able to infuse their approach with influences derived from international trends, cultures, and lifestyles.

For their Montreal atelier outpost, Warren Garrett opted for an luxurious earth-tone, black, and ornate palette that accentuates the historical building's original exposed wood beams, large windows, and terrazzo floors. (Maxime Brouillet)

Pieces from the practice's own collections are dotted throughout the intimate space. (Maxime Brouillet)

Tapping into Montreal’s growing prominence on the international design stage but also its strategic geographic position—placing the firm is closer proximity to its projects in Europe, Africa, and North America—Warren Garrett chose the Quebecois city to open a second atelier outpost.

“Montreal is an architecturally-rich, sophisticated metropolis that has managed to maintain a sense of small-town warmth and charm,” says Garrett. “It is also experiencing movement towards new high-end real estate developments and luxury environments, and our goal is to offer our insight and expertise in that arena, which has been our practice’s core-focus since our inception. We want to integrate into that movement and to help it strike a balance. Montreal is a stable platform for growth and creativity, with a hyper-creative subconscious and a plethora of inspirational individuals.”


Further showcasing the firm’s body of work are functional pieces including a customized étagère, as well as marble and hand-cast bronze side tables named “Pippo” from Warren Garrett’s forthcoming furniture collection set to launch later this year. (Maxime Brouillet)

At the heart of the atelier, Luigi Caccia Dominioni leather chairs surround a Guillerme Chambron French Oak conference table. (Maxime Brouillet)